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. the u.n. and arab league envoy to syria organized the truce and now admits it failed. now he's trying to rally support. he says china can play an active role in resolving the conflict saying cease-fires should be arranged district by district and local truces could then be expanded. he said all sides should appoint representatives to come up with a roadmap to political transition. brahimi made a similar push when he met with russian officials in moscow. chinese and russian delegates have vetoed u.n. council resolutions -- u.n. security counci resolutions to impose sanctions onhe syrian governme. >>> people in afghanistan will soon be heading to the polls. the country's election commission announced it will hold elections for a new president to replace hamid karzai in april 2014. the country's election commission made the announcement on wednesday. the constitution bans karzai from serving a third term. the head of the election commission expressed concern for the safety of voters. he urged taliban insurgents to take part in the election instead of trying to disrupt it with terror atta
of talks. >>> a u.n. human rights expert says the japanese government should do more to protect the health of people affected by the fukushima nuclear accident. u.n. special rapporteur anand grover spent ten days in the disaster-stricken northeast. he was examining whether the health needs of people are properly met. grover criticized the japanese government for its inadequate response to the crisis, including failing to disclose enough data on the spread of radioactive substances immediately after the accident. he said decisions on decontamination and other measures did not take into account the needs of socially disadvantaged groups. grover says they include pregnant women, children, and the elderly. he added that he will urge the japanese government to improve the situation along with submitting what he found. a final report will be given to the u.n. council in june next year. >>> bank of japan governor masaaki shirakawa has defended the central bank's monetary easing policy. he says the boj has pumped some of the largest amounts of money among industrialized countries into the economy.
. at the u.n. general assembly, the philippine government sought support for its position. >> translator: we believe in mediation and other forms of third-party dispute settlement, including judicial settlement. >> reporter: the philippines started preparing to bring its case to the international tribunal for the law of the sea. but it failed to win international support. the plan risked further provoking china. the philippine government is not proceeding with it for now. strained relations have started to hurt the philippine economy, so the government is trying to mend fences with china. >> undergoing a transition where hopefully there will be less nationalistic pressures. >> reporter: china has also softened its position. vice foreign minister in charge of asian affairs fu ying visited manila last month. she delivered to aquino a message from president hu jintao that said china values friendly bilateral relations. an expert says china's strained relations with japan over the senkaku islands in the east china sea is behind the apparent shift in its stance towards the philippines. >> there a
president made his last plea to gain the support of delegation from u.n. member states. >> translator: i am hoping everyone's decision will give a birth certificate to the state of palestine. >> the assembly voted on a resolution to award palstines nonmember state. >> the result of the voting is as follows. in favor, 138. opposed, 9. abstentions, 41. >> reporter: an overwhelming majority voted in favor. among the minority who voted against resolution were israel and the united states. they argue that the palestine state hood should be negotiated between the two parties first. thursday's vote was a significant victory for the palestinians after their bid to gain full u.n. membership was shelved in the security council. being recognized as a state pal stain my exercise its new right to investigate alleged war crimes by israel. critics say it would the detrimental. it remains to be seen whether the new status will help achieve its dream of indepeence. >>> car bomb explosions rock two cities in central iraq killing 35 people and injuring more than 150. police suspect the attacks are aimed at sp
three in israel. the u.n. warns netanyahu to avoid a new cycle of blood shed. and president obama throwing down a challenge to congress as he gets set to begin critical budget talks on friday. >>> i want to bring you the italian gdp figures. italy is just the latest p second quarter figures were revised higher to 0.7 contraction from 0.8. third quarter gdp looks like it's fallen 0.2% on the quarter. that's better than was expected. it was expected to fall by about half a%. it is down 2.4% on the year. we'll get the rest of the eurozone figures out at the top of the next hour. >>> also coming up, we'll be live in beijing with updates throughout the show as xi jinping it takes over as the head of the communist party. we'll be in frankfurt for a look at how that economy has been affected. gdp showing a slowdown for germany in the third quarter. and we'll hear from the former head of the council of economic advisers austan goolsbee on how the u.s. can avoid falling off the fiscal cliff. plus we'll take you live to tokyo with japan hit by election fever. the yen is falling as a repeate
.ey were fo israel and duringubqut wars. tnsto d'thi isla isa beca attacked u.n. schools before and jue 'lbeaf >> u.ectaenal a u.s. secretary of stateilry their weight toedtifos. >>heoa mt durable outcome that promotes regional aspirations of iaes a pastinns alike. >> egyptian diplomats are brerg elk has leaders are demanding the isel tif tircomi ocdef gaza. the israelis are calling on has spirgoctsndusing other aps netanyahsays the forces will laun gunffsi i mas fhts do not let up. >>> united nations oiclsayeyaven almi tnd i afanta th say the consult evaluation ofpeoueaopess e send more and farmers are growingopes to take advta of rising prices. e.nffenru a crime and the afghan government released thennual rort i the capital o kabul. th eime e ou ola us f ppy consult evaluation has increased over last year by %. th have seenarticular increases in the certain ovce o kdar a helmand, strong holds of taliban inrgents. help to fund aggression by the insurgents. they say more than 100 members of their securitors he enildhi . >>he forr governor of tokyo says japanese leaders need to explor
. >> the lead author of the latest u.n. report is kevin schaffer. he gave a briefing in doha, qatar, on the sidelines of the u.n. conference on climate change. the authors say permafrost contains huge amounts of carbon in the form of frozen organic matter. their estimate is 1,700 gigatons, twice the amount of carbon currently in the atmosphere. permafrost covers a quarter of the northern hemisphere including large parts of siberia and canada. the report says it could release as much as 135 gigatons of co2 by the end of the century. it warns of radical changes in ecosystems and costly damage to human infrastructure as well. >> permafrost tends to be hard and very durable, but when it thaws the ice turns to water and permafrost gets soft and infrastructure built on top of it can collapse. >> the report comes as delegates from around the world negotiate ways to reduce greenhouse gases at the conference. the scientists warn emissions from permafrost could start in the next few decades. >>> youngsters are at the climate talks to warn about the impact of global warming around the planet.
term. hamas representatives want israel to end its economic blockade of gaza. the u.n. security council has still not agreed on a statement proposed by the arab league calling on both sides for an immediate cease-fire. u.s. ambassador susan rice spoke after a closed-door meeting, saying the security council must not do anything that could undermine egypt's mediation efforts. russian ambassador vitaly churkin offered a veiled criticism of the united states. >> some members -- one member of the security council, i'm sure you can guess which, indicated sort of quite transparently that they will not be prepared to go along with any reaction of the security council. >> u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon spoke after meeting in cairo with his counterpart on the arab league, nabil al arabi. >> my message is clear -- both sides must halt firing immediately. further escalating the situation will put the entire region at risk. >> ban will again call for a cease-fire when he visits israel. >>> three major countries in asia -- japan, china, and south korea -- have agreed to start talks for a free-tr
an agreement. they both retired last year. they have been vocal critics of netanyahu ever since. he told the u.n. general assembly he could set a deadline of next is summer at the latestr iran to halt its nuclear program. >>> afghan leaders are preparing for the withdrawal of u.s. troops in 2014. government officials have begun a new program to encourage taliban soldiers to leave their posts and integrate into local communities. >> reporter: in the center of the province a ceremony is held for fighters who are renouncing their membership in militant group and reintegrating into society. >> translator: i have fought for over ten years. many of my comrades were injured. i'm tired of this. >> reporter: taliban soldiers who handed in their weapons received about $360 to cover living expenses. this is is equivalent to six months salary in the cotry. >> translator: the afghan government pledges full support for people who participate in the peace process. >> reporter: this ngo which is supported by the japanese government gives former soldiers work removing land mines and exploding mines are being acc
assembly is the the wrong place. >> before being secretary of state, you were the ambassador to the u.n. and you've raised this issue in the past. is the u.n. losing its efficacy, is there a better way going forward to address some of these key issues? >> well, i believe in the u.n. and the security council and what has been interesting is the number of resolutions that have been taken, but ultimately what needs to happen is cooperation i think with a regional organization and one looks at what the tools are for doing something. so nato is a very important part they are in all these activities. so from their vantage point of a professor at this time, i think it is interesting to kind of look at what the tools that are available. but the united nations is the voice of the international community. what is really disappointing is the role that the russians are not playing. by taking a stand that is not helpful in terms of supporting the international community. >> would you extend that to their stance with regard to iran? >> well, i think that the iran situation is different. what is inter
to follow a u.n. security council ban on launches involving ballistic technology. >>> the people who wont to be south korea's next president are mapping out their strategies in the lead-up to voting day. official campaigning is now under way. and so for the next three weeks candidates will be crisscrossing the country to sell their message. park geun hye of the ruling saenuri party is one of the front-runners. she visited a national cemetery in seoul where she paid respects to those who died in the korean war and other continflicconflic. park expressed her determination to become the country's first female president. >> translator: south korea has to choose whether it wants to move forward with a prepared future or go back to the past which is marked with failure. we are now standing at a crucial crossroads. >> park also said she will promise to build a nation where everyone can lead a happy life. she's locked in a tight race with moon jae-in of the opposition democratic united party. he spoke in the second largest city of busan near his hometown. >> translator: i promise to become the fi
the center of negotiations, really. the u.n. secretary-general is also in the region. so we seem to have the power players of the diplomatic world in the region, trying to come together with some terms to stop this violence. but violence continues, even though it seemed like we're so close to a cease fire, the finer details are being worked out, the violence continues in gaza. overnight, israeli defense forces attacked again about 100 targets in the gaza strip. today, the militants within the gaza strip have launched about 30 rockets into israel, so the violence continues, even though we seem to be getting more and more people involved in making a cease fire come to a conclusion and end this violence as we begin this second week of this conflict. ross? >> thank you for that. we'll talk to you a little bit later. chapman bell from tel aviv. >>> officials from six world powers are meeting in brussels to plan for a possible new round of talks with iran to avert the threat of a military conflict. also, japan's trade deficit has widened, exacerbated by territorial tensions. now we have the de
is in control of its own sovereignty, the current u.n. security counsel revolution, the current isaf operation ends. you'll need a new, sound legal basis for the new operation. we will need status of forces agreements, and the north atlantic coup sill -- council is just engaging with the afghan government on what the shape of that condition would be. there's a plan for the end of 2014, and then there's the beginnings of the negotiations about what the next mission will be. as i said, it's not a combat mission. this is part of the long term commitment at the international community, way out over what is the transformation decade that agreed that the -- there's the military building, what the international community and a broader sense, what they are doing for the substantial problems of property development, govern nans in achings, and then what individual countries, like our own, are doing in the bilateral program to be part of the whole approach in afghanistan, of course, led by the afghan government. >> right. just want to ask questions about it at some point or another and how steaning and
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